T-4,5 Architecture by Taxi


Architecture hopping!

4-hour Tour by Chartered Taxi

Welcome to Tokyo!
As  you know, Tokyo is the capital of Japan and is one of the most interesting and fascinating cities in the world.  You can see various kinds of modernized high-rise buildings and historical sites at the same time.

In Tokyo, there are many world-famous buildings which have high architectural technologies.  In the following two courses of 4-hour tour, we introduce the architectural works from which you understand modern and contemporary Japanese architectural development since the corruption of the feudal military government in the mid-19th century. Until then, Japanese buildings had been constructed by traditional carpenters like many buildings of shrines and temples including five-story pagodas both in Kyoto and Nara.  But after the Meiji Restoration in the mid-19th century, the modernized European way of architecture was introduced and gradually a great many young professional architects mastered it and started to design modernized buildings both in Japan and in the world.  It is not only just to copy the European style of architecture but add something special to apply typical Japanese lives, culture and taste in cooperate with nature.  

We hope you have a chance to understand Japanese culture and spirit through visiting around many special buildings which have some typical Japanese charm.

You will be introduced and met by the English (or the other language) speaking National Government Licensed Guide Interpreters who have studied and trained special architectures by the professional designer before. 

Why not come and join our tours and we are sure you will be satisfied to get enough information in various fields of Japanese culture and tastes!

Now, we have 2 courses;
T-4: Ueno, Asakusa, Ginza and Marunouchi Areas
T-5: Marunouchi, Ginza, and Omotesando Areas

Let’s visit these beautiful buildings, with the other view spots, by all means!!

/// FIT package

We can arrange these tours for individual or the small group, following to your designated date, through the year.

/// Itinerary T-4 Ueno, Asakusa course

9:30/13:30 Meet at Ueno station, then guide takes you several modern architecture (+ by walking) as below, by chartered taxi, while explaining in detail. 

W:  Introduce buildings directly from out of the car.
T:   Introduce buildings from inside the car.
Mainly introduce the external appearance of the buildings.
Schedule might be changed depending on the circumstances.

Buildings designed by well-known architects (only view from outside)

  • W: Tokyo Bunka Kaikan/Kunio Maekawa
  • W: National Museum of Western Art/Le Corbusier
  • W: Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum/Kunio Maekawa
  • W: Tokyo National Museum, Toyokan/Yoshiro Taniguchi
  • W:Tokyo National Museum, Main Building (Japan Gallery)/Jin Watanabe
  • W: Tokyo National Museum, Hyokeikan/Tokuma Katayama
  • W: Tokyo National Museum, The Gallery of Horyuji Treasures/Yoshio Taniguchi
  • T: International Library of Children’s Literature/Tadao Ando
  • T: Asakusa Culture Tourist Information Center/Kengo Kuma
  • T: Asahi Breweries Headquarter Hall/Philippe Starck
  • T: Tokyo Sky Tree/Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
  • T: Sumida Hokusai Museum/Kazuyo Sejima
  • T: Edo-Tokyo Museum/Kiyonori Kikutake
  • T: Tsukiji Honganji Temple/Chuta Ito
  • T: Nakagin Capsule Tower Building/Kisho Kurokawa
  • T: Shizuoka Simbun and Shizuoka Broadcasting System Tokyo Branch/Kenzo Tange
  • W: Nicolas G. Hayek Center/Shigeru Ban
  • W: GINZA PLACE/Klein Dytham Architecture
  • W: San-ai Dream Center/Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
  • W: Wako/Jin Watanabe
  • W: Maision HERMES/Renzo Piano
  • W: MIKIMOTO Ginza 2 Building/Toyoo Ito
  • W: LOUIS VUITTON Matsuya Ginza/Jun Aoki
  • T: Tokyo International Forum/Rafael Vinoly Beceiro
  • T: Nissei Theatre/Togo Murano
  • T: Daiichi Seimei Kan (original)/Jin Watanabe|Yosaku Matsumoto
  • T: Imperial Theater/Yoshiro Taniguchi
  • T: Meiji Insurance Company (original)/Shin-ichiro Okada
  • T: Mitsubishi Ichigokan (original)/Josiah Conder
  • W: Tokyo Central Post Office (original)/Tetsuro Yoshida
  • W: Tokyo Station Marunouchi Side (original)/Kingo Tatsuno

13:30/17:30 At Tokyo station or your desired location in this area finish the tour.


/// Itinerary T-5 Omotesando course

9:30/13:30 Meet at Tokyo station, then guide takes you several modern architecture (+ by walking) as below, by chartered taxi, while explaining in detail. 

W:  Introduce buildings directly from out of the car.
T:   Introduce buildings from inside the car.
Mainly introduce the external appearance of the buildings.
Schedule might be changed depending on the circumstances.

Buildings designed by well-known architects (only view from outside)

  • W: Tokyo Station Marunouchi Side (original)/Kingo Tatsuno
  • W: Tokyo Central Post Office (original)/Tetsuro Yoshida
  • T: Meiji Insurance Company (original)/Shin-ichiro Okada
  • T: Daiichi Seimei Kan (original)/Jin Watanabe|Yosaku Matsumoto
  • T: Nissei Theatre/Togo Murano
  • T: Mitsubishi Ichigokan (original)/Josiah Conder
  • T: Tokyo International Forum/Rafael Vinoly Beceiro
  • T: Tsukiji Honganji Temple/Chuta Ito
  • W: LOUIS VUITTON Matsuya Ginza/Jun Aoki
  • W: MIKIMOTO Ginza 2 Building/Toyoo Ito
  • W: Maision HERMES/Renzo Piano
  • W: Wako/Jin Watanabe
  • W: San-ai Dream Center/Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
  • W: GINZA PLACE/Klein Dytham Architecture
  • W: Nicolas G. Hayek Center/Shigeru Ban
  • T: Nakagin Capsule Tower Building/Kisho Kurokawa
  • T: Shizuoka Simbun and Shizuoka Broadcasting System Tokyo Branch/Kenzo Tange
  • T: Roppongi Hills/Kohn Pedersen Fox
  • W: Nezu Museum/Kengo Kuma
  • W: La Collezione/Tadao Ando
  • W: PRADA Aoyama/Herzog & de Meuron
  • W: TOD’S Omote-sando Boutique Building/Toyoo Ito
  • W: LOUIS VITTON Omote-sando/Jun Aoki
  • W: Omotesando Hills/Tadao Ando
  • W: Christian Dior Omotesando/SANAA
  • T: Spiral/Fumihiko Maki
  • T: The United Nations University/Kenzo Tange
  • W: Shibuya Hikarie/Nikken Sekkei Ltd.
  • W: Shibuya Stream/Coelacanth and Associates

13:30/17:30 At Sibuya station or your desired location in this area finish the tour.


/// Price

Number
of Guests
 1 2  3  4 5
(Max)
Price 
/ person
(Yen)
 74,000  38,000  26,000  20,000 17,000

Price Include:

  • Chartered taxi
  • English (or other languages) speaking guide
    (English, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Thai)
  • Entrance fees described in the itinerary for guests and guide
  • Commission for arrangements
  • Commission for settlements by credit card
  • Consumption tax

Price Exclude:

  • Transportation costs to the meeting place / ending place
  • Accommodation costs
  • Food and beverage fee for customers and guide
  • Souvenir fee / personal expenses
  • Expenses for services not described in the itinerary

Regarding these standard courses, we can arrange the plan upon your request by adding / deleting destinations, and combining other courses before and after, making reservations of accommodation, transportation, restaurants, or event tickets, etc. Please contact us by all means.

Please see here for the arrangement fee.

ex.1 Arrangement for accommodation
Room charge 10,000yen(1night 1person) + Commission 1,650yen(incl. c-tax)=Total 11,650yen 

ex.2 Arrangement for additional transportation
Super express train 20,000yen(1person) + Commission 3,300yen(incl. c-tax)=Total 23,300yen 


/// Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Policy for above course;

Days to Departure Cancellation Charge
More than 15 days 5% of trip price
14-8 days 50% of trip price
7-2 days 80% of trip price
1 day or Less, No Show 100% of trip price

Please refer to “Price, Terms and Conditions” for other detailed regulations.


/// Application Form

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/// Payment

Payment can be settled by credit card (Paypal or Stripe).
After your booking, we will send you an invoice, then after your payment by credit card, the booking would be completed.

 

/// Contact

If you have any questions or offer to book, please send an email. We welcome even little questions! Don’t hesitate, and see you in Japan!!

Contact us:   info@i-travel-square.tokyo

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